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05-05-2009 06:43 PM

Red Oak Ply - 2 replies

Hey all, I am looking for someone local that could help me out. I am helping a guy (possibly my first student) do some minor improving on his house and we need 3 pieces of red oak plywood that is 5” width by 8’ long. The material can be shop grade. We really only need one good face. We really don’t want to buy a full sheet of...

04-30-2009 03:37 AM

Walnut needed - 6 replies

I made a cane handle for a fellow lumberjock and it turns out that we had a bit of miss-communication. He wanted a topper for a staff, and I made a cane handle. So here I am with a handle, but no material to make the cane. I’m wondering if someone could help me out with a piece long enough and thick enough to make the cane. It needs to...

04-24-2009 06:34 PM

Tool complaints - 30 replies

I don’t want to be a bother but it would be really nice if people didn’t complain so much about tools in the forum section. If you bought a tool and are having trouble you should post it in the Reviews section. Isn’t that what it’s for. Furthermore, you get what you pay for and if you aren’t buying a top quality ...

04-17-2009 06:40 PM

Videos - 8 replies

I recently posted a topic about Investors and had little response. I’ve also posted on other sites and had no luck either. It seems as though you have to be established in order to get an investor. If I were established I wouldn’t need an investor. I’d go to the bank if I needed something. So, with that in mind I am now havi...

04-17-2009 04:31 AM

Two wheels are no match - 12 replies

If you are squeemish don’t watch this video. If not, this should get you to think the next time you hop on your scooter or motorcycle. I love motorcycles. I’ve ridden them all my life, although I haven’t in a few years. I know that in the future I will buy another one, maybe more then one if things go well. This video remin...

04-16-2009 11:37 PM

Investors - 5 replies

I came up with an idea that could be the beginning of a whole new life for me. But in order to do this idea I need investors. The idea is internet based and I would need to pay for a web designer, the hosting, marketing, etc. This would be a website that is very beneficial to the woodworking industry and I am very excited about it, although wit...

04-16-2009 05:32 AM

WARNING: This joke is a bit NWS - 5 replies

A first-grade teacher, Ms SMITH (Age 28) was having trouble with one of her students The teacher asked,”Boy. what is your problem?” Boy. answered, “I’m too smart for the first-grade! .My sister is in the third-grade and I’m smarter than she is! I think I should be in the third-grade too!” Ms SMITH had enough. She took Boy. to the princi...

04-10-2009 06:16 AM

Interesting Furniture - 16 replies

I’m not sure if this will take off or not but here we go…............ While having my back wrenched on,I was thinking what it would be like to have the load off my back.It all seems kind of hairy to me.So I’ll just have to wait it out and see what happens.Lets see how diverse the world of furniture really is shall we. Post ...

04-10-2009 04:58 AM

That's It, I quit - 19 replies

Well it’s been a shiznitty day for me. Have you ever worked on a project that was destined for failure. I mean for cripes sake it’s a darn yo-yo and I can’t get it right. I’m on like round 4 or so. If something wrong was going to happen it did. The first few I turned out of Alder. I have been trying to make it out o...

04-05-2009 03:09 AM

Osagemans Spoon Challenge Reminder - 9 replies

With the increasing number of new projects each project gets bumped off the front page relatively quickly. I wanted to remind everyone of the contest that was posted in the projects section. After I posted my contest I realized that I should have posted it as a forum topic, that way it would pop up to the top when someone responds. Next time ...

04-04-2009 08:41 AM

The internet - 60 replies

I’m not sure if this is going to be a rant but just to warn you it may get that way. First off it’s obvious that we all come on here to lumberjocks, post projects, jokes, etc. We do this to be noticed, praised, or to feel like we helped someone. That’s fine. It’s very cool to be part of a community where you can share w...

03-31-2009 12:32 AM

Help - 12 replies

I’m not the type to ask for help but I don’t see any other options at this point. I have been looking for a job for quite some time, only finding that most companies are laying off people not hiring. My situation has become despirite. I am losing my home, can’t pay child support, can’t afford to make my truck payment, a...

03-28-2009 05:21 AM

DaveR is the Man! - 14 replies

Hey all. Just thought I’d share my latest sketchup design. After designing a table for a client I ran into some troubles with cutting out a detail, among other things. I decided not to fumble with it on my own not knowing what I was doing so I PMed Dave. He was more then generous in the help he offered. Gave me his phone number and even...

03-16-2009 05:25 AM

Which Camera - 34 replies

Hello all. Since I’ve been here at LJ’s I’ve noticed that a lot of you do photography. I am interested in purchasing a good used camera hopefully with some additional lenses and am wondering what I should be searching for. I want to use it for taking photos of my work, but I also want to start snapping pictures of random stu...

03-07-2009 07:50 PM

ripped off - 48 replies

About six weeks ago or so (probably more) I was forced to vacate my shop so the new tenant could move his crap in. Which had me upset to begin with because I talked to him and he told me to push everything to one corner and keep them there until they sold. I think he got upset because I wouldn’t sell them to him for a lowball price. Any...

02-25-2009 05:58 AM

Oh lordy lord - 12 replies

Well it was bound to happen and one night it did…...........I was going to rewrite the lyrics to Garth Brooks song but she wouldn’t have it. LOL Anyhow my girlfriend was bound to experience the inevitable cold steel of a carving tool. She was out in the garage carving right next to me and the chisel slipped and cut her pointer finge...

02-12-2009 08:04 PM

My posts - 21 replies

Okay guys. I wanted to take the time to say some things about my posts and the negativity that include in them. I have to assume that a lot of people are getting sick of me whining about everything. So I wanted to apologize for that. I also want to apologize if the negative comments I post in them bother anyone. I want to assure you that thi...

02-09-2009 08:18 PM

Teaching - 26 replies

Okay I have to say that being out of work and unemployed is getting old, and I’m starting to think my problems are going to get much bigger. I keep pondering the idea that maybe I could pass my knowledge along. I have most of the essential tools to woodworking, especially for the basics. I know I can’t be an acredited class but pe...

02-09-2009 06:47 PM

Tools still for sale - 9 replies

I still need to sell some tools, and will probably be selling the ones I DON’T want to sell soon. But I really am hurting right now. My truck payment is almost due and I don’t have any money. So here is the list of what I need to part with right now, and have been trying to part with for a long time. Delta 13 spindle line boring mac...

02-02-2009 04:09 AM

New sculpture - 3 replies

Well I’ve been working on my new sculpture for a few days now. I have to say that the maple is tough to carve sometimes. I almost gave up on it today because a huge section broke out. Well the entire thing broke vertually in half and I had to glue it together and walk away from it for the day. Hopefully tomorrow goes a little better for...

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